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Last Updated: Monday February 09 2009 10:11 GMT

Adams sacked as Portsmouth boss

Tony Adams

Tony Adams has been sacked as the manager of Portsmouth after just three months in charge of the club.

Adams took over after Harry Redknapp left Portsmouth to become the manager at Tottenham Hotspur in October 2008.

But Portsmouth have struggled since, and after winning just two of 16 Premier League games, lie just a single point above the relegation zone

Adams did have to sell two of the club's best players - Lassana Diarra and Jermain Defoe - in January.

Although Pompey earned millions of pounds from those sales, Adams wasn't able to spend much of the money to bring in new players.

PREMIER LEAGUE MANAGER CHANGES THIS SEASON
Tony Adams - Portsmouth - 9 February
Paul Ince - Blackburn Rovers - 16 December
Roy Keane - Sunderland - 4 December
Harry Redknapp - Portsmouth - 25 October
Juande Ramos - Tottenham - 25 October
Kevin Keegan - Newcastle - 4 September
Alan Curbishley - West Ham - 3 September
He did bring in three players on loan, but the only players Pompey paid any money for in the transfer window were for pretty small fees.

Adams' last game in charge was on Saturday when Liverpool came from 2-1 behind to win, scoring twice in the last five minutes.

A new manager has yet to be picked, but experts think former Chelsea boss Avram Grant and ex-West Ham manager Alan Curbishley may be in line to take over.